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Bar association rates judicial candidates

The King County Bar Association has rated nine candidates for judicial election as “exceptionally well qualified” for contested positions on the King County Superior and Washington State Supreme courts. An additional 12 judicial candidates appearing on the Aug. 19 primary ballot also received ratings.

  • Aug 4, 2008

Renton part of Tibet vigil

A group promoting freedom for Tibet, which is now part of far western China, will hold a “Light Protest” around the world, including in Renton, on Thursday.

  • Aug 4, 2008

The owner of a pub in the 1300 block of Union Avenue N

The owner of a pub in the 1300 block of Union Avenue Northeast and a customer had to jump to safety when a customer earlier banned from the pub tried to hit them – twice – with his vehicle, according to Renton police.

  • Aug 4, 2008

The ‘big slow’ heads to I-405 — construction through Renton starts Aug. 8

Travel on southbound Interstate 405 through Renton next weekend will slow considerably as the state moves traffic to a new bridge over Oakesdale Avenue Southwest, part of a state project to widen the freeway.

Blue Angels’ show means closures on I-90 over lake

Drivers should plan ahead for this weekend’s annual closures of I-90 across Lake Washington for the U.S. Blue Angels’ Seafair air shows.

  • Aug 2, 2008

Jet City Espresso to auction its ‘stuff’

Aug. 31. That’s the date Jet City Espresso has to be packed and gone from the former gas station on Main Avenue South. There’s a lot of packing to do at the store, which is overflowing with antiques, collectibles and kitsch.

  • Aug 2, 2008

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  • Aug 1, 2008

Crowds pack River Days, boosted by weather

Crowds packed into IKEA Renton River Days events, thanks to favorable weather and a general inclination to find entertainment close to home, according to city officials.

Hospital commissioner resigns Maple Valley job

Anthony Hemstad, a member of the Valley Medical Center commission who had to leave board meetings early to attend meetings of the Maple Valley City Council, has resigned as Maple Valley’s city manager.

More poll workers needed for Aug. 19 primary

With the primary election less than one month away, King County Elections is still looking for 700 individuals to fill nearly 4,000 poll-worker positions.

  • Aug 1, 2008

ER doctor assaulted by patient

A doctor in the emergency room at Valley Medical Center was assaulted about 2:30 a.m. July 24 by a patient, who grabbed his hand, twisted his arm and tried to bite him, according to Renton police.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Seattle man charged in four-hour standoff

Rashod Jones held his 19-month-old daughter hostage for four hours at her north Renton home on July 25, using her as a human shield between him and Renton police, prosecutors write in charging him with burglary.

Highlands mystery likely to go unsolved

The names of Highlands Man and Woman likely will remain lost in time. The grave of this young man and older woman was uncovered by chance in early May by a local builder digging a utility trench for a new house on Edmonds Avenue Northeast in the Highlands.

‘Jack-knifed’ borer stalls repair of culvert under 405

Work came to a halt recently to replace a collapsed culvert under Interstate 405 when a boring machine in essence jack-knifed 60 to 70 feet under the freeway.

Renton Reporter Communitiy Calendar | July 23

A look at what's happening in the Renton community.

  • Jul 25, 2008

Renton Reporter Communitiy Calendar | July 26

A look at what's going on in the Renton community.

  • Jul 25, 2008

Renton community will celebrate Aug. 5 Night Out together

The annual National Night Out, designed to raise awareness about fighting crime, is taking on a new twist in Renton this year.

Renton’s Rod Stewart offers $100 reward to catch planter box vandals

Rod Stewart had plenty to work with as he decorated the front window of his Antique Country Store on South Third Street for the IKEA Renton River Days contest to pick the best-dressed store window.